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Innovation

We engender a collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment with the unique potential to make a significant impact on complex local and global challenges.

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New & Notable

  • President Monaco

    Three decades ago, a team of researchers—including future Tufts President Anthony P. Monaco—combed through millions of DNA letters to find the flawed gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Here’s how their work led to the first-ever FDA-approved drug for treating the deadly disease. 

Spotlights

  • Civic Seed Logo

    An innovative, multiplayer game developed at Tisch College to prepare students for work in the community.

  • Students listening to a lecture

    Encouraging the recruitment of interdisciplinary faculty whose teaching and research are relevant to multiple academic units.

  • Group of people interacting with a dog

    Promotes the health, strengths and well-being of humans and animals through multidisciplinary partnerships that foster innovative research, education and service programs in human-animal interaction.

  • Drawing of Science and Engineering Complex

    Currently under construction, the new complex will be an integrated teaching and research center on the Medford/Somerville campus featuring state-of-the-art laboratories for undergraduate and graduate students. 

  • Female student writing on a board

    Established to promote innovative collaborations in the humanities and arts. Encourages conversation and debate that reach beyond the traditional borders of a given discipline.

  • Stairway in the CLIC building

    Helps meet the need for updated classrooms, large meeting rooms, teaching labs, research labs, and office space, and includes a café and informal learning spaces.